Clare McNamara


“Otherworldly” mezzo-soprano Clare McNamara brings her versatility to a wide variety of repertoire throughout the U.S. and abroad. A 2018 recipient of the prestigious St. Botolph Emerging Artist Award, she maintains core affiliations as a soloist and ensemble member with Lorelei Ensemble, Handel+Haydn Society, Skylark Vocal Ensemble, and Cut Circle, appearing at numerous European festivals. In addition to touring with Lorelei, Clare has also appeared with them alongside the Boston Symphony Orchestra and as soloist with the Handel+Haydn Society under Harry Christophers. Passionate about medieval music, Clare was hailed as “pure-toned” and “as good as they come” (MusicWeb International) for her solo Hildegard chant on the GRAMMY-nominated Skylark album Seven (2018). Clare holds degrees from Princeton University and the Longy School of Music of Bard College.

This Artist performs in the following events: